Delhi Curfew: Here’s How To Apply For Curfew Passes Online

Amid rising covid-19 cases in the capital, the Delhi government, on Monday, announced a “mini lockdown” till 5 am on 26th April. Earlier, the state government imposed a weekend curfew, but after Delhi recorded 25,462 cases, the government took a decision to impose a full-fledged lockdown. “Delhi is witnessing the fourth wave of covid-19. Today, 25000 new cases are coming daily, and Delhi’s healthcare system has reached its threshold. Any healthcare system cannot take unlimited number of patients. If we don’t take any decisive step towards controlling the spread of the virus, then the system can collapse.” said Kejriwal while addressing a press conference on Monday. The Kejriwal government have kept essential services out of the purview of lockdown. According to the official order, those who are engaged in providing essential services and don’t have any government ID can apply for an e-pass online on Delhi Government’s official website.

Here’s How To Apply For An E-pass

  1. Visit Delhi Government’s official website: http://delhi.gov.in or visit https://epass.jantasamvad.org/epass/init/.
  2. Choose the language (Hindi/English) you wish to proceed with.
  3. Select the option ‘e-pass for travel during curfew’ from the drop-down menu and click on submit.
  4. Fill in your details such as contact number, name of the applicant, District, Address of office or place of engagement, type of service, from date, till date, from time, to time and ID proof.
  5. You will also have to submit a letter from the employer stating that you are engaged in providing essential services.
  6. After filling in the required details, click on submit.
  7. Once submitted, an e-pass number will be generated.
  8. Upon confirmation, you will receive an SMS on the registered mobile number.
  9. E-pass can be downloaded on the mobile, or you can also take a hard copy of the same.

E-passes are not required for:

  • Pregnant woman (on production of doctor’s prescription/medical papers)
  • All private medical personnel such as doctors, nursing and paramedical staff (on production of valid I card).
  • Persons coming from or going to airport, railway station (on production of a valid ticket).
  • Persons/students appearing in examination (on production of valid admit card).
  • Examination staff deployed for examination duties (on production of valid I card).
  • All Judicial officers/staff members (on production of valid I card or permission letter issued by the court administration).
  • Persons engaged in electronic and print media (on production of valid I card).
Source: All the above mentioned information has been taken from Delhi Government’s official website.   

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